Hard work pays off for Maddie Pink


Maddie Pink lines up to hit the ball on hole number 5 vs Stillman Valley. They lost a nail bitter to Stillman 221-211.

  Sports can be an important part of life for high school students, even if the team that students intend to be on isn’t the team the student ends up joining.

  After being cut from the tennis team freshman year, senior Madelyn Pink decided to be a part of the golf team. This transition was a wise decision for Pink being that this year she qualified for the state golf tournament after being on the golf team for her four years of high school.

  Pink has always worked hard to be a better golfer, however, this year she took it to another level. Pink states, “I worked a lot harder this season and set goals for myself. Since it was my last season it was my last chance to reach my goal (going to state).” 

  Pink was a captain this season for the first time. She used this role to motivate her. She always set the bar high for herself and teammates. Pink made sure to be a good example for all of her teammates. Pink states, “I was a captain this season. I wanted to be a good leader and help them out with anything they needed.” 

  At first, Pink didn’t know that she qualified for state. When her name was called for qualifying, she was ecstatic and surprised. 

  Pink is only the second Golden Warrior golfer to qualify for state since 2012. With all things considered, this is a very impressive bid since she just started golfing four short years ago. She worked hard and got all the way to the second day of the state tournament.

  Her teammates, coaches, and peers are all very proud of her. 

  “I believe the success this year that Maddie found was from her hard work and dedication from her freshman year until now,” said girls’ coach Coach Weston Henry. Her hard work and dedication has paid off. All of her supporters hope nothing but the best for her in her future endeavors.